Dating ancient objects
Here we come to the question of how accurate the dates are that we currently have regarding the history of the human race and our planet.Even though more than one method of verification is used in most cases, the lack of an accurate method to date non-organic materials lends a certain degree of uncertainty to the accepted history of our planet.
It is used in dating things such as bone, cloth, wood and plant fibers that were created in the relatively recent past by human activities.
You probably have seen or read news stories about fascinating ancient artifacts.
At an archaeological dig, a piece of wooden tool is unearthed and the archaeologist finds it to be 5,000 years old.
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Today, many different radioactive elements have been used, but the most famous absolute dating method is radiocarbon dating, which uses the isotope C.